What Microsoft’s Acquisition Of The Gears Franchise Means For Its Future

Yesterday brought some interesting and surprising news from Microsoft. They have outright purchased the Gears Of War franchise and rights. Not just the future games, but the past games as well. Not only have they secured the Gears Of War games, but they’ve also secured the rights to all the merchandise and entertainment aspects as well. What does all of this mean for the future of Gears Of War?

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UnrealThreats3821d ago (Edited 3821d ago )

Basically they take franchise that has already driven itself into the ground, and continue to drive it even further into the ground until it doesnt sell anymore.

hello123820d ago

Don't promote liking Hitler, but awesome video, so true lol

Sayai jin3820d ago

Why is that. They brought a game that still has a a lot of fans and is a staple for the Xbox brand.

So by your logic, there should be no more uncharted, KZ, Mario, Metal Gear, God of War, Halo, Zelda, etc. No?

DanielGearSolid3821d ago (Edited 3821d ago )

It means more Gears on Xbox...

Seriously, what else is there to say?

lifeisgamesok3821d ago (Edited 3821d ago )

World domination

You never heard this "Gears is on a decline" stuff while there was a chance of it going multiplatform but now that fans from the other console know they won't be playing it they're going to try to bash it

It's a franchise that has sold more than 95% of Sony franchises with only 4 games under it's belt

System seller!

KillrateOmega3821d ago (Edited 3821d ago )

It means that we'll see a lot of Gears of War sequels.

hello123820d ago (Edited 3820d ago )

The story is going to be entirely different, thats a given. To be honest the main focus will be the story campaign not online.

I just hope they don't tweak it that much that doesn't feel like gears anymore.

Important, wallbouncing is kept, cover system still there, weapons still there.

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You've Enjoyed Game Pass' Day-One Releases; Now It's Time To Pay The Piper

As exciting as Game Pass' Day-One releases are, sustaining it all is easier said than done; the price hike was all but inevitable.

LG_Fox_Brazil1d 7h ago

Ain't paying jack. MS were the ones who put themselves into this situation

Jin_Sakai1d 6h ago

No thanks. I’ll stick with PlayStation and Nintendo.

InUrFoxHole9h ago

I'll pay. Not getting day 1 with psn or nin

ChasterMies23m ago

At $240 per year, you could just buy day one releases. Also, and I know this may sound crazy, a lot of games are the same or better one year later. You don’t have to pre-order. You don’t have to play day one.

Obscure_Observer1d 1h ago

Imo, Gamepass is just too good to ignore so I don´t give damn about the price hike.

As an Ultimate subscriber since day one, I´ll stick with Ultimate and play many of the most exciting and amazing upcoming AAA games from both XGS and third party developers day one!

Let´s go!

purple10113h ago

imagine subscribing for all these years in wait for greatness, then being served up Luke warm Starfail and Redfail and a bug filled Forza 8, with less tracks than the older one,

all while paying $15, for months on end,

PhillyDonJawn11h ago

You forgot getting fed Outerworlds, Gears, Forza Horizon, Halo, Stalker, Ori, MLB, Yakuza, Doom eternal, Ea access. sound like good eating to me

DivineHand12511h ago(Edited 11h ago)

It's mostly day-one 3rd party releases on Game Pass. Xbox sparsely releases 1st party titles as you all know. Several day-one titles are being released this month and none of them are 1st party

Reaper22_10h ago

Don't kid yourself. Forza is the best in the genre and gamepass is still the best deal out there. You sony guys know that because you're so emotional over this stuff. Microsoft is in your head. First with the purchase of Activision and then with the latest showcase. But don't fret. Everything is gonna be OK. Ive heard that PS Home is planning to come back next year. Possibly in VR. Now that sounds interesting.

Lightning778h ago

@Divine few Months later it's all about 1st party again, yet wasn't the case at the beginning of the the year, man I wonder why..... That argument came right back around in no time, didn't take long. Hell I been hearing that almost a year now it's been about 3rd party.

Then wants Indy and Avowed drop it'll be about 3rd party right.

No consistency just pure clownery.

FinalFantasyFanatic1h ago

What about those of us who are predominantly Nintendo or PC? I still think it's a meh service, but I also didn't see much point upgrading from PS Essential either.

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Eonjay11h ago


What price would be too high for you? Is there such a thing?

PhillyDonJawn11h ago

$30 a month. That's too much at that point. Till then price hike don't effect me. Just got 4 3 months card for $31 a piece

InUrFoxHole9h ago

Whoaaaa there sir. I agree the value is still there but i certainly care about the price hike. Push back now and guard the future. Look at sony. Gamers said nothing now they're dealing with gaas

Einhander197220h ago

I bet the standard tier turn into the wasteland that games with gold was before they turned it into game pass so they wouldn't have to give away monthly games or anything you could keep and boost subscribers numbers so Phil could release numbers months after they said they weren't going to reveal numbers anymore. (totally not another lie of course...)

Elda13h ago

It was inevitable. Folks have to realize any & everything goes up in price, no matter what it is.

jznrpg13h ago(Edited 13h ago)

Agreed but they said it would not go up because of the acquisition and it clearly went up because of it. If they didn’t BS so much it wouldn’t be as big of a deal imo,

Elda11h ago

Any company saying that is BS, it should definitely go in one ear & out the other. Again....prices go up eventually no matter what it is.